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Hana Yori Dango (2005), an official adaptation

Meteor-Shower

Meteor Shower (2009), an unlicensed adaptation

Boys Over Flowers is a long-running shojo manga by Yoko Kamio. First published in 1992,[1] the series has spawned and inspired many adaptations, including a film, an anime, and many television series. The first live-action television adaptation, titled Meteor Garden, was produced in Taiwan in 2001.[2] It was followed by Meteor Rain (2001)[3] and Meteor Garden II (2002). Two Japanese adaptations, Hana Yori Dango and Hana Yori Dango Returns, were released in 2005 and 2007. The Japanese series ended with a 2008 film, Hana Yori Dango Final.[1] In 2009, the manga was adapted into a successful Korean drama,[4] which was followed by a short music drama.[5]

The popularity of the original series and its many adaptations has lead to unlicensed and loosely-based versions, while some simply share similar themes. Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta (2002, 2017), Meteor Shower (2009), Boys Before Friends (2013), and Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan (2014) are the best known examples.

Official

Japan

South Korea

Taiwan

Unlicensed and loosely-based

Note: the following television series are not official adaptations, but resemble Boys Over Flowers enough to be considered either unlicensed/unauthorized or loosely-based.
  • Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta (2002): an Indonesian drama that aired in 2002. Early on, the series was accused by fans and the media of plagiarizing Meteor Garden.[30] Several other Indonesian series have similarly been accused of copying the Japanese and Korean adaptations.
  • Meteor Shower (2009): an unlicensed Chinese adaptation that aired August 2009. The series' creators have since stated that Meteor Shower is an "original work" and is only inspired by the manga.[31] It was followed by a second season in August 2010, and was later adapted into an animated series and a manhua.
  • Boys Before Friends (2013): a web, loosely-based American version of Boys Over Flowers.[32] The production was plagued with constant casting changes[33] and concluded after six episodes.
  • Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan (2014): an Indian youth soap that was adapted from the Korean drama, Boys Over Flowers.[34] The series ended on December 31, 2015[35] with over three-hundred episodes.
  • Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta Reborn (2017): a remake of the 2002 Indonesian series. The project was first announced in mid-2017,[36] before premiering on November 13, 2017 on SCTV.[37]

Similar themes

Note: the following television series are not considered adaptations in any capacity, but have been remarked by fans as similar to the original manga or any of its adaptations.
  • Güneşi Beklerken (2013): a Turkish soap that aired for fifty-four episodes from July 2013 to July 2014.[38] Like Boys Over Flowers, the series features a strong female lead that stands up to four rich boys.[39]
  • Moon River (2015): a Taiwanese drama that shares a similar premise with Boys Over Flowers.[40] It follows transfer student, Ming Xiao Si, and her run-ins with the school's exclusive clique, the "Elite Union".[41]

Indonesia

  • Inikah Cinta? (2006): a thirty-three episode soap opera possibly adapted from Hana Yori Dango.[42]
  • Bulan Di Atas Mentari (2011): a television series that aired for twenty-five episodes in 2011. Like Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta, it is believed to be adapted from Meteor Garden.[43]
  • Cinta Cenat Cenut (2011): a possible version of the Korean drama, Boys Over Flowers. It aired for eleven episodes.[42]
  • Cinta Bersemi di Putih Abu-Abu: The Series (2012): a thirty-four episode series that resembles the Korean drama adaption.[44][45]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Boys Over Flowers: Jewelry Box
  2. Hana Yori Dango FF
  3. http://www.f4.tv/mg/mr/staff.html (Japanese)
  4. http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2009/02/135_39265.html
  5. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/05/one-more-yes-more-boys-before-flowers-special-video/
  6. Boys Over Flowers volume 10, side-columns
  7. http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanayoridango/cast.html (Japanese)
  8. http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanayoridango/story.html (Japanese)
  9. http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanadan2/message/ (Japanese)
  10. http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanadan2/cast/ (Japanese)
  11. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-20/1995-rui-actor-to-star-in-new-boys-over-flowers-film
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-02/hana-yori-dango-gets-korean-live-action-tv-remake
  13. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-05/2008-top-domestic-movies-at-japanese-box-office
  14. http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/04/hana-yori-dango-to-get-a-musical-play-adaptation
  15. http://www.theaterguide.co.jp/theater_news/2015/08/20.php (Japanese)
  16. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-08-17/boys-over-flowers-musical-cast-revealed/.91784
  17. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2008/12/135_36591.html
  18. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/03/boys-before-flowers-episode-25-final/
  19. http://www.dramabeans.com/2008/11/rounding-out-the-boys-before-flowers-cast/
  20. http://ameblo.jp/hanadan-musical/entry-12219814286.html (Japanese)
  21. http://ameblo.jp/hanadan-musical/entry-12237166997.html (Japanese)
  22. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-06-10/live-action-korean-and-taiwanese-adaptations-of-manga-you-might-not-know-about/.73287
  23. http://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/04/02/14/meteor-garden-stars-then-and-now
  24. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-05-14/boys-over-flowers-forces-f4-idol-band-to-rename-itself
  25. http://asianwiki.com/Meteor_Rain
  26. https://star.ettoday.net/news/905217 (Chinese)
  27. https://www.dramafever.com/news/9-manga-that-were-remade-again-and-again-and-again/
  28. http://dramaqueenreview.blogspot.com/2013/11/tdrama-review-meteor-garden-2.html
  29. https://www.dramafever.com/news/meteor-garden-taiwans-boys-over-flowers-gets-a-fresh-remake-after-16-years/
  30. http://anisaeffendy.blogspot.com/2012/12/meteor-garden-vs-siapa-takut-jatuh-cinta.html (Indonesian)
  31. http://zixun.hunantv.com/hntv/20090124/182668.html (Chinese)
  32. http://www.dramafever.com/news/21-questions-about-the-american-boys-over-flowers-remake-answered/
  33. http://internationalfangirl.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-latest-leads-of-boys-before-friends.html
  34. http://www.filmibeat.com/television/news/2015/parth-samthaan-bid-adieu-kaisi-yeh-yaariyan-dilwale-shahrukh-style-pic-208589.html
  35. http://www.filmibeat.com/television/news/2015/kaisi-yeh-yaariyan-parth-nandhini-led-show-to-come-to-an-end-208496.html
  36. https://www.popmagz.com/siapa-takut-jatuh-cinta-reborn-wilona-dengan-verrell-atau-aliando-16756/ (Indonesian)
  37. https://www.popmagz.com/siapa-takut-jatuh-cinta-sctv-tayang-hari-ini-fans-bilang-bosan-18307/ (Indonesian)
  38. Güneşi Beklerken on Turkish Wikipedia
  39. https://prezi.com/jsi2swgfpvxy/gunesi-beklerken-and-boys-over-flowerss-similarities-and-di/
  40. http://fishy2love.blogspot.com/2015/09/moon-river-makes-me-nostalgic-as-i.html
  41. http://mydramalist.com/article/2015/10/06/currently-watching-moon-river
  42. 42.0 42.1 http://jazzymu.blogspot.com/2011/03/plagiarisme-dalam-dunia-musik-dan.html (Indonesian)
  43. http://lianastory501.blogspot.com/2015/11/7-drama-taiwan-terbaik.html (Indonesian)
  44. http://www.tabloidbintang.com/articles/asia/bollywood/17968-boys-before-flowers-versi-india-seperti-ini-lho-dibintangi-artis-mahabharata (Indonesian)
  45. http://www.slidegossip.com/2012/06/sinopsis-dan-daftar-artis-pemain-ftv_12.html (Indonesian)

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